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Exciting summer of entertaining boxing ahead


Many boxing fans claimed Mayweather and Pacquiao had a negative effect on this thrilling sport, but there are many huge bouts lined up this summer.

After waiting for many years, the world of boxing was finally treated to the eagerly anticipated showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquio.

However, after Mayweather outclassed his Filipino counterpart over the course of 12 indifferent rounds, boxing fans around the world were left feeling a little under-awed.

Although, not to fear, as this summer promises to provide even more excitement in the ring, with many high-profile encounters taking place over the next few months, which will undoubtedly prove to be a lot more enthralling than earlier underwhelming fights.

Mayweather recently witnessed one of his young proteges Adrian Bronrer be overcome by the force of Shawn Porter after claiming that points decision over Pacquiao, while British Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua has risen to heavyweight prominence of late, but there are plenty of upcoming match-ups to wet your appetite.

Liverpool’s Callum Smith is considered to be one of Britain’s rising boxing stars, and he will face-off against Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse on June 26 (best-priced 7/4 with Ladbrokes for points decision), but he is hoping for a mouth-watering clash with George Groves to happen later in the year.

‘Saint’ Groves will challenge Badou Jack on August 23 hoping to relieve his opponent of the WBC super-middleweight title, but is 6/4 with Sky Bet to suffer a shock defeat, while Ryan Burnett contests Csaba Kovacs on July 4.

Impressive Northern Irishman Carl Frampton has long been tipped for a mega-bout with English counterpart Scott Quigg, but the Belfast boxer will face Alejandro Gonzalez first on his America debut on July 19, with Quigg fighting Kiko Martinez the night before.

On August 2, colourful character Paulie Malignaggi faces a tough test against the ferocious Danny Garcia, while a much-awaited heavyweight battle between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury could take place on September 12. Elsewhere, Billy Joe Saunders will be sure to draw a huge crowed to see his bout with Andy Lee on September 19, rounding off a huge summer of brilliant boxing action.

Make sure you don’t miss a single punch this summer by keeping up to date with’s helpful list of key dates for your calendar.

Friday 26th June
Callum Smith v Christopher Rebrasse
Rocky Fielding v Brian Vera
Tony Bellew v Ivica Bacurin

Sunday 28th June
Timothy Bradley Jr v Jessie Vargas
Oscar Valdez v Ruben Tamayo

Saturday 4th July
Jamie Conlan v Junior Granados
Ryan Burnett v Csaba Kovacs

Saturday 11th July
Paul Butler v Gustavo Molina
Terry Flanagan v Jose Zepeda
Liam Walsh v Troy James

Sunday 12th July
Mauricio Herrera v Henry Lundy
Keith Thurman v Luis Collazo
Michael Perez v Shariff Bogere

Saturday 18th July
Darleys Perez v Anthony Crolla
Scott Quigg v Kiko Martinez

Sunday 19th July
Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr

Saturday 1st August
Luke Campbell v Tommy Coyle
Joseph Parker v Kyotaro Fujimoto

Sunday 2nd August
Danny Garcia v Paulie Malignaggi

Daniel Jacobs v Sergio Mora

Sunday 23rd August
Badou Jack v George Groves

Saturday 12th September 2015
Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury

Saturday 19th September
Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders

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